Environmental Emergency (E2) Plans

Environmental Emergency (E2) plans are required by Environment and Climate Change Canada for all industries that have large volumes of regulated hazardous substances stored at their facilities. The plan details potential incidents, and how your company will prepare for, respond to and recover from an incident. ERAC assists clients in meeting the regulations by developing new E2 plans, reviewing and editing existing E2 plans, and developing or assisting with annual drills and exercises

ERAC offers full-service E2 plans: we write the plan, submit mandatory schedules to Environment and Climate Change Canada, produce public notification brochures and facilitate annual tabletop training sessions for facility employees. We can also share this work; if you have the time and resources internally to execute some of the requirements, the cost of the plan to you is reduced accordingly.

Your E2 plan includes modelling using ALOHA (Areal Location of Hazardous Atmospheres), a computer program designed to model chemical releases for emergency planners. Our in-house geospatial specialists produce maps that identify critical infrastructure, high occupancy, and vulnerable population locations as well as hydrology and environmental receptors. We deliver the plan to you in Word format so that minor changes can easily be made by you in future years to keep your plan up to date, assuring regulatory compliance.

Since 2017, ERAC has produced numerous E2 submissions for both small and large facilities in various industries across Canada.

The E2 Regulations apply to any person who owns or has the charge, management or control of a listed substance that:

ERAC Has Recently Written E2 Plans For The Following Products


Chlorine Dioxide


Ammonium Nitrate


Nitrogen Fertilizers

Nitric Acid

Acetic Acid

Chromium Trioxide

Nickel Chloride

Nickel Sulphate


Diesel Ultra Low Sulphur

Diesel Ultra High Sulphur

Furnace Oil

Marine Gas Oil

Jet Fuel

Fuel Oil #6

ERAC also responds to emergencies involving stationary tanks on behalf of its Plan Participant members and assists with the development and execution of mandatory annual drills and exercises. For 35 years, ERAC’s qualified staff has trained, assessed and approved response teams from coast to coast. We are one of the leading organizations in emergency response in Canada.

Other Services

  • Management of E2 plans, including submitting, updating and deadline reminders
  • Audit and gap analysis of current E2 Plans
  • Writing/updating E2 Plans to meet 2019 Regulations
  • Help with public outreach
  • Annual small-scale exercises (or tabletops) and full-scale exercises
  • Emergency response

Ensure your facilities are compliant with the latest E2 Regulations. Contact Patrick Knight, Safety & Emergency Management Director, at 403-543-6501, or fill out the form below.

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